Happy September

September 04, 2017

We hope you have had time to enjoy summer be it in your own garden or in any of our wonderful public spaces, and that friends and family are safe from the wildfires that still rage throughout the province.   

Our members are gearing up for our AGM Weekend Celebration, September 23 & 24th, hosted this year by the Vancouver chapter. Garden Tours have been planned to Dart's Hill, Burn's Bog and VanDusen Botanical Gardens, culminating with lunch and our Guest Speaker Doug Justice: A Botanical Exploration of North Vietnam


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PEST ALERT: Japanese Beetle found in False Creek

Japanese beetle has recently been detected by CFIA in the False Creek area of Vancouver. It is not known how Japanese beetle arrived in Vancouver. It could have come in on infected nursery stock or soil or adults could have hitched a ride on trains or cars traveling from the...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:53 in MGABC | Read more
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MEMBERS: MGABC AGM Sept 23/24th Vancouver

  The Master Gardeners of B.C AGM will be hosted by the Vancouver Chapter this year. Please contact your Chapter if you haven't received the email with registration links   We welcome our members to Vancouver to enjoy an event filled weekend with tours on Saturday , a visit to...

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 12:03 in MGABC | Read more
Resources

Fire Smart Landscaping

Scroll down to link the PowerPoint Presentation  Do you know about Fire Smart Landscaping? Brent Schorr, Victoria Master Gardener in Training, researched Fire Smart best gardening practices and best plants for the west coast. He delivered an informative presentation on the topic...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:44 in Victoria | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

This article was originally posted at the beginning of 2017 but with our recent State of Emergency declared in BC due to wildfires we are reposting. A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:40 in Vancouver | Read more
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Beauty & the Blast ( Bud Blast )

Rhododendron bud and twig blight is caused by a fungus, Seifertia azalea. The flower buds turn brown and do not open in the spring. They are later covered by very noticeable black fruiting bodies called coremia the year after infection. Removal of the black buds is recommended...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:10 in Vancouver | Read more
Articles

Master Gardener Program offered this fall at VIU

Vancouver-Island-University,-Master-Gardener,-June-2017.jpg Vancouver Island University and the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association collaborate to offer the Master Gardener Basic Training Program. Designed for the experienced home...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:44 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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OMG VOLUNTEERS PUT THE IRIS TO BED

Congratulations OMG members and our hard working volunteer, Frank, we completed our Iris renovation bed May 23, 2017 at Guisachan Heritage Garden in Kelowna.  A hot day, digging up violets and planting irises. Thanks to all members who have participated over the last month!...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 20:54 in Okanagan | Read more
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The Girl Who Liked Strawberries

Master Gardeners have now completed two years volunteering at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Vancouver.  In 2015,  a new facility opened accommodating 73 families from outside Vancouver who stay for a few days or several months while their child receives treatment at the nearby...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:32 in Vancouver | Read more
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Join Us! - Become a Master Gardener

The MGABC Master Gardener Program welcomes enthusiastic gardeners with a willingness to share their interest and experience with the public. To become a Master Gardener you must take the Master Gardener Basic Training Program offered through a Master Gardener Chapter or an...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 22:55 in MGABC | Read more
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Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | Read more
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VMGA’s Home Garden named Canada’s Garden of the Year

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was named Garden of the Year at the Canadian Garden Council’s recent annual general meeting. And for good reason! Fourteen distinct garden environments, from Native to Mediterranean to the Winter Garden, delight visitors at any time of year...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:48 in Victoria | Read more

Community Events

September 26, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Mill Bay Garden Club
September 27, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society
September 27, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Sooke Garden Club
September 28, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Chrysanthemum Society
October 01, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society
October 02, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Rhododendron Society
October 02, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Gordon Head Garden Club
October 03, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Horticultural Society
October 05, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Dahlia Society
October 09, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Heather Society